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Vacuum Devices

A vacuum is a device which is the least invasive and least expensive treatment for ED. Vacuum constrictive devices are approved by the FDA for over-the-counter distribution. It is a good choice for men who do not want to or cannot take medications due to comorbid conditions such as heart failure or diabetes (96-98). Vacuum therapy devices are available without a prescription.

How does it help ED?

This therapy works by applying negative pressure to the penis. The vacuum produces an erection that can last for up to 30 minutes and is between 70% and 94% effective. The majority of the devices have 3 components – a vacuum chamber, a pump to create the pressure within the pump, and a tension band which is applied at the base of the penis after the erection is achieved.

Complications from these devices have been minor and self-limited (96-98, 100). Common side effects are numbness, pain, and trapped ejaculation. Patient acceptance and satisfaction with vacuum devices in all types of impotence range from 68% to 83%. Reported reasons for discontinuation include premature loss of penile rigidity, penile pain, pain during ejaculation, and inconvenience of usage (101).

VED Usage Instructions

 

Owen Mumford Rapport VED Devices

Rapport Vacuum Erection Device Instructions Rapport VED Instructions - Spanish

 

Augusta Medical Soma Therapy VED Devices

Available Options

  • Vacuum Erection Devices (VED)

    VED Vac by Owen Mumford, manual
    VED Vacs by PosTVac, manual and battery options

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